Canada

What will Ivan buy next? Take 2

Frik Els | September 18, 2014
What will Ivan buy next? Take 2

"All that's required is to hand the world’s best mining assets to the world’s best management."

Polar Star and Iron Creek agree to merge polar star to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Iron Creek

Iron Creek Captial Corp. | September 19, 2014

Polar Star Mining Corporation and Iron Creek Capital Corp. are pleased to announce that they have agreed in principle to merge the two companies via a statutory amalgamation, plan of arrangement or similar shareholder approved transaction (the “Transaction”), which will result in Polar Star acquiring all of the outstanding common shares of Iron Creek.

Oilprice.com

Canada’s shale boom: more to come in Montney

Oilprice.com | September 18, 2014

In the world of a constantly changing oil and gas environment, the Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to accelerating Canada’s shale oil and gas boom, but the real treasure within this giant is a tight liquids-rich zone (approximately 15-20 miles wide) that has big and small players alike narrowing their focus for the potential of a giant payout.

Positive drill results from Howse deposit

Canadian Mining Journal | September 18, 2014

The drill results from the Howse iron ore deposit near Schefferville, QC, are positive with grades in the 65% range. The deposit is the target of a $5-million exploration program mounted by joint venture partners Labrador Iron Mines and Tata Steel.

Rock drill runner up in Dyson design award

Frik Els | September 18, 2014
Rock drill receives Dyson design award

Humber College's Borys Chylinski selected as a Canadian runner up for the James Dyson Award for his Skorpion compact underground drill carrier.

Uralkali: No plans to bring back Russia-Belarus potash pact

Frik Els | September 16, 2014
Uralkali: No plans to bring back Russia-Belarus potash pact

No going back to clubby system of tightly controlled global supply and set prices that served North American and European producers so well in the past.

Ex-Barrick CEO Sokalsky joins junior Probe Mines as chairman

Travis McPherson - CEO.ca | September 16, 2014
Jamie Sokalsky

This July, after two years at the helm of the world’s largest gold miner, Jamie Sokalsky stepped down as President and CEO of Barrick.

Anger and confusion after worst disaster in Canadian mining history darkens B.C. town

National Post | September 16, 2014
Waste has just stopped leaking from Mount Polley mine

Since that cataclysmic event a cloud has hung over little Likely, a village of perhaps 350 huddled at the top of Quesnel Lake, 600 kilometres north of Vancouver.

Banks Island announces $1.5 million non-brokered private placement offering

Marketwired | September 14, 2014

Vancouver-junior focused on Yellow Giant property in British Columbia.

B2Gold Corp. shareholders overwhelmingly approve the merger with Papillon Resources Limited

Marketwired | September 13, 2014

80.3% of the B2Gold shareholders voted 99.9% in favour.

Vale's Q2 nickel production plunges in Sudbury

Canadian Mining Journal | September 12, 2014

Vale’s companywide nickel production in the second quarter of 2014 was 61,600 tonnes, an 8.6% drop from the first quarter and 5.3% fall from the year-ago period.

Anglo American puts Peace River on care and maintenance

CNW Group | September 12, 2014
For US coal industry, volatility 'a new normal'

Anglo American is putting its Peace River metallurgical coal operation on care and maintenance. Operations at the Trend mine will cease at the end of 2014.

All quiet on the gold front: time to buy — Westhaven

GlobeNewswire | September 12, 2014

Westhaven hunts for bonanza grade gold on its Shovelnose gold property.

Montreal company achieves high gold recovery withou cyanide or mercury

Canadian Mining Journal | September 12, 2014
Gold nuggets

Dundee Sustainable Technologies (DST) has successfully pilot tested its environmentally friendly gold process, achieving a high recovery rate without the use of cyanide or mercury.

Saskatoon miners safe after underground potash mine fire

mineweb - daily news headlines | September 12, 2014

Around 8:30 p.m. CST Thursday, the last 3 miners who had taken refuge in safety stations at the Allan mine were brought to the surface after 24 hours underground.

Jeff Killeen: Cash and catalysts rule the day

The Gold Report | September 11, 2014
Idaho gold junior surges after royalty windfall

Jeff Killeen, mining analyst with CIBC World Markets offers his insight and hands-on perspective on several developers and producers with near-term catalysts.

True North Gems secures $11 million finance package for the Aappaluttoq Ruby Project in SW Greenland

Marketwired | September 11, 2014

Company says the agreement will provide additional resources to transition quickly into the construction phase of the project.

Term contract pricing in the diamond market- Paying for supply security

Natural Transactions | September 10, 2014

The essence of a term contract is that the price is being set in the spot market. Now this poses a question for price discovery mechanism – is the spot market an accurate reflection of the total market preferences?

Market design in the rough diamond market – seeing something new

Natural Transactions | September 10, 2014

The game of interaction between buyers and sellers of the diamond market is peculiar and inefficient.

Waste has just stopped leaking from Mount Polley mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 10, 2014
Waste has just stopped leaking from Mount Polley mine

A government inspection to the Mount Polley mine last week found waste was still leaking from its breached tailing dam facility.

New wave of diamond fever sweeps Canada’s Northwest Territories

Prima Diamond Corp. | September 10, 2014
New wave of diamond fever sweeps Canada’s Northwest Territories

Diamond deposits, in the words of one senior geologist, are like pigeons. Where you find one, you're likely to find an entire flock.

Another setback for Canadian met coal mine in Tahltan territory

Business in Vancouver | September 9, 2014
Another setback for Canadian met coal mine in Tahltan territory

The government of Canada's British Columbia, has hit the pause button on a high-grade anthracite coal mine proposed by Fortune Minerals Limited in the northwest part of the province.

New hold-up for Rio’s subsidiary Turquoise Hill at Oyu Tolgoi

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2014
New hold-up for Rio’s subsidiary Turquoise Hill at Oyu Tolgoi

One of the two tailings thickeners experienced rake failure last Friday.

Taseko Mines buying Curis Resources for Arizona copper project

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 9, 2014
Taseko Mines buying Curis Resources for Arizona copper project

The all-share deal that guarantees Taseko access to the advanced-stage Florence copper project.

Canadian junior to acquire gold project in Australia

Business in Vancouver | September 9, 2014
Canadian junior to acquire gold project in Australia

Vancouver’s Monument Mining (TSX-V:MMY) has entered into an agreement to purchase 100% of the Tuckanarra gold project in Western Australia.

The ironies of shipping U.S. coal from B.C.

Globe and Mail | September 8, 2014
The ironies of shipping U.S. coal from B.C.

The latest battleground for U.S. President Barack Obama’s so-called war on coal isn’t even in the lower 48 states. It’s across the border in British Columbia.

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